Harry Reid Rails Against Joe Heck On Immigration Reform

12/04/2013 08:10 am ET | Updated Dec 04, 2013
  • Ashley Alman Politics Social Media Editor, The Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made a hypocrisy charge against Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) during an interview with Nevada's News3 on Tuesday.

When anchor Jeff Gillan suggested that Heck has expressed support for immigration reform in spite of his tendency to vote with tea party Republicans, Reid butted in.

"You know I have to interrupt you. That, it just galls me -- what do you mean he supports it? Let him vote that way," Reid said. "He had one chance to vote. He voted to do something that is important to 800,000 to a million Americans, to give them some relief to the country. It's the only country they know and he voted against that."

Reid added that any attempt by Heck to present himself as a supporter of immigration reform was "hypocritical," saying Heck could easily "get things done" as a member of the majority party in the House of Representatives, if he so chose.

"He can't get things done because he votes with the tea party folks every time," Reid said.

Reid also told News3 that the Democratic party would have a "great team of candidates" come November 2014, and that he was "gearing up" for his own reelection in 2016.

"I always have interesting elections," Reid said. "Everyone stay tuned."

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